We bring together talent and expertise from across the University of Minnesota to use stem cell biology to advance regenerative medicine therapies for devastating disorders and to provide education and training for the stem cell scientists of tomorrow.
We depend on the variety of knowledge and expertise from faculty and departments across the University and beyond to pursue the collaborative goal of using stem cell technology to change the practice of regenerative medicine.
SCI scientists are making progress in finding treatments for spine and brain injury, heart damage, vision loss, diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer, and the need for organ and skin replacement.
Our Education Programs
The bioscience and medical industries and academic research programs need intelligent, engaged, well-trained talent to fill jobs in the rapidly expanding field of regenerative medicine. The Stem Cell Institute prepares students who are ready to meet this need and who are eager to move the next generation of research forward. Learn more about our graduate programs:
The University of Minnesota Medical School seeks an innovative, driven leader to direct the school’s Stem Cell Institute (SCI).
The Stem Cell Institute hosted its first outreach event during tailgating before the Gopher Homecoming game on Oct. 5.
In August, 2019 a DMD INSPIRE Major Grant was awarded to the University of Minnesota to support its pioneering work on regenerating muscle in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patients.
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a debilitating genetic disease that affects the muscles in the face, upper body, abdomen, and back.
Weekly Research Conference
Engineering New Biologic Therapies for Joint Preservation
Farshid Guilak, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
St. Louis, MO
Visit Host: Tim O'Brien
Quality-by-Design (QbD)-Driven Scalable Manufacturing Therapeutic Cells - Challenges and Opportunities
Krishnendu Roy, PhD
Center for ImmunoEngineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Visit Host: Allison Hubel